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Enhancement Advisory New package: xorg-x11-drv-qxl

Advisory: RHEA-2009:1308-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-09-02
Last updated on: 2009-09-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

xorg-x11-qxl-drv is a new package that is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 as a technology preview.

xorg-x11-qxl-drv is an X11 video driver for the qemu QXL video accelerator.
This driver makes it possible to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as a guest
operating system under KVM and QEMU, using the SPICE protocol.

Technology preview features are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to
provide the features with wide exposure with the goal of supporting these
features in a future release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. technology
preview features are not supported under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
subscription services and may not be functionally complete. Red Hat
welcomes customer feedback and suggestions for technology previews.
Advisories will be provided for high-severity security issues in technology
preview features.

All users who plan to preview this forthcoming technology are advised to
install this new package.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1051
    MD5: 4d54a130ec3909cb94a1ff47fc03f8df
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1051
    MD5: 95db59182ccd131174b532bf1ab03ed8
 
IA-64:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 752014916a24085cdfc705ddeef7767d
 
PPC:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: d8eccec58dd0a945930d49436cd08b65
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1051
    MD5: af873d453eb8e435a6cf17ceba236a4c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1051
    MD5: 4d54a130ec3909cb94a1ff47fc03f8df
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1051
    MD5: 95db59182ccd131174b532bf1ab03ed8
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.4-1.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1051
    MD5: af873d453eb8e435a6cf17ceba236a4c
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

489806 - Add Tech Preview xorg-x11-drv-qxl package
504091 - QXL: X cannot start with installed qxl driver



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https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

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